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Making Room for God

We all have busy days, and busy weeks. We have kids going to school, taking care of the house, yard, your financials, car repairs … and the list goes on.

Finding time to set aside for prayer can sometimes be put on the back burner. We often fear the difficult experiences of life such as illness, loss of loved ones, and financial hardships, only to discover that these experiences can bring Jesus closer to us.

In the Bible verses Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus walks on water. The disciples left in the boat while Jesus stayed behind to pray. As the weather got worse and the waves were pushing the boat off course, the disciples were worried about the boat and how far off course they were. When they saw Jesus walking on the water they became more fearful until Jesus let them know to not be afraid.

Jesus always comes to us in the storms of life. This is in the words of God to Isaiah: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you” (Isaiah 43:2).

The Lord may not come at the time we think He should come, because He knows when we need Him the most. Jesus had waited until the boat was as far from land as possible, when all their hope was gone.

Set time aside to pray. It doesn’t have to be in the morning or evening. It can be done while driving to the store, picking up the kids, or getting the car fixed. But make time for prayer.

Rob Garza
Salem custodian and certified personal trainer at DROM Fitness

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